Open as normal. Shipping as normal.

HomeWish ListLive Support
Shopping Basket - £0.00

You have no items in your shopping basket.

What Makes A Microplane Grater So Sharp?

The secret is in the Microplane patented process which uses chemicals to create extremely sharp cutting surfaces.

microplane grater

Microplane has launched its Gourmet Series. The original paddle-style grater has been enhanced in design and function with both the professional chef and home cook in mind. Handsomely crafted, the high-performance Gourmet Series features 7 grating options: Fine, Coarse, Medium Ribbon, Extra Coarse and Large Shaver. And for 2010 there is now the Star Grater, ideal for grating hard cheeses, zest citrus, garlic, ginger, nutmeg etc. and the new Ultra Coarse model, perfect for hard and soft cheese, cabbage, potatoes and apples.

The Microplane Story. From woodworking to the kitchen…

By now, cooking aficionados worldwide are familiar with the story: The big moment came in 1994, when a Canadian housewife was making an orange cake. Out of frustration with her old grater, she commandeered one of her husband’s favourite woodworking tools. She slid the orange across its blades and was amazed: Lacy shards of zest fell from its surface like snowflakes. The discovery that the Microplane woodworking tool could effortlessly produce the lightest orange zest one could imagine, laid the foundation for the success of the Microplane® kitchen graters.

An entirely new product line of graters for home cooks and professional chefs was introduced. The response was extraordinary. It earned them a permanent space in home kitchens and restaurants around the world, and made them a “must have” kitchen grater. Since that time, Microplane® graters have distinguished themselves from other graters through decades of experience developing an expertise in the patented chemical process used to create ultra sharp cutting edges. Unlike stamped graters, Microplane graters effortlessly cut through hard and soft foods without tearing or shredding.

As the inventor of this special manufacturing method, Microplane revolutionized kitchen graters, and found enthusiastic support from professional chefs and domestic cooks.

Microplane, available now from Proleno, on the web at, on the phone on 0207 965 7199

Leave a Reply